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Fired BRPD officer Blane Salamoni has appealed his termination

3 months 4 days 3 hours ago Friday, April 13 2018 Apr 13, 2018 April 13, 2018 1:07 PM April 13, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – Fired Baton Rouge Police officer Blane Salamoni officially appealed his termination Friday.

Salamoni was dismissed earlier last month. He was one of two officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling in 2016. Salamoni was the officer who shot at Sterling six times, killing him.

Salamoni was not criminally charged but Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul said Salamoni violated policy.

"These actions were not minor deviations from policy, as they contributed to the outcome to the death of another human being," he said in late March.

Salamoni had been on administrative leave before the decision was made.

The other officer involved in the shooting -- Howie Lake II -- was suspended without pay for three days.

In an appeal filed on Salamoni's behalf Friday, his attorney argues the decision to fire Salamoni was not made “in good faith or cause.”

Click HERE to read the appeal. 

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